Saturday, 20 October 2012

WHITE POPPIES FOR PEACE IN OUR TIME

Hazel Dawe, Campaigns Officer of Kent Green Party, makes the case for wearing the White Poppy:

"As Remembrance Day draws near people might want to consider wearing white poppies for peace in mourning for the appalling loss of life caused by war. The first white poppies appeared on Armistice Day in 1933. Armistice Day was renamed Remembrance Day after World War II. The white poppy was not intended as an insult to those who died in the First World War - a war in which many of the white poppy supporters lost husbands, brothers, sons and lovers - but a challenge to the continuing drive to war.

The white poppy is a symbol of grief for everyone harmed by war and a reminder of our inability to prevent war world wide. It represents a commitment to work for a world where conflicts are resolved without violence and with justice.

White poppies can be bought from the Peace Pledge Union at http://www.ppu.org.uk/whitepoppy/index.html
ENDS

FURTHER INFORMATION: Dr Hazel Dawe, Campaigns Officer of Kent Green Party, on 01732 355185 or 079444 71083. Contact address as above. Promoted by H.Dawe and published by Kent Green Party, both at 27 Audley Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1XF. Monthly free ezine KENT GREEN NEWS available for subscription at www.kentgreenparty.org

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